Privacy Policy

The protection of your personal data is very important to Samsung SDI Battery Systems GmbH. We process your data confidentially and exclusively on the basis of the data protection regulations and the present privacy policy.

In the following, we inform you about the most important aspects of data processing within our website (www.samsungsdibs) and our offered services on our website. Personal data is all data that can be related to you personally, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior.

All data that you have provided to us will, of course, be treated confidentially. As a matter of principle, we do not make your data available to others for use unless you have given your consent or we are obliged to disclose this data, for example due to a court order. We process your data exclusively on the basis of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Austrian Data Protection Act (Datenschutzgesetz, DSG), and the provisions of the Telecommunications Act (Telekommunikationsgesetz 2003, TKG). In the following, we inform you about the type, scope and purpose of data processing.

§1 Provider and responsible body within the meaning of the Data Protection Act

Responsible body according to Article 4(7) within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR) is:

Samsung SDI Battery Systems GmbH
Kalsdorf bei Graz, Austria

Industriezeile 2 Objekt 9, A-8401 Kalsdorf bei Graz, Austria
+ 43 3135 51 83 014

§2 Data Protection Officer

For data protection questions, you can contact us by e-mail at or our postal address with the addition of “Data Protection Officer”.

Samsung SDI Battery Systems GmbH
z.H. Datenschutz

Industriezeile 2 Objekt 9, A-8401 Kalsdorf bei Graz, Austria
+ 43 3135 51 83 014

§3 Scope

With this privacy policy, users receive information about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of their data collected and used by the responsible provider.

§4 Gender clause

Insofar as the masculine form is used in the contents of this report, it is assumed that this refers to both genders on equal terms.

§5 Basic information on data processing and legal basis

This privacy policy informs users about the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data within our online offer and the associated websites, functions and content (hereinafter jointly referred to as “online offer” or “website”). The privacy policy applies regardless of the domains, systems, platforms and devices (e.g. desktop or mobile) used on which the online offer is executed.

The terms used, such as “personal data” or their “processing” refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

When you contact us using the contact form, we process personal data (e.g. names and addresses) and content data (content of the inquiry).

The term “user” includes all categories of persons affected by data processing. They include our business partners, customers, interested parties and other visitors to our online offer. The terms used, such as “user”, are to be understood as gender-neutral.

We process users’ personal data only in compliance with the relevant data protection provisions. This means that the users’ data is only processed if a legal permission exists. I.e., in particular if the data processing is necessary for the provision of our contractual services (e.g. processing of orders) as well as online services, or is required by law, or if the users have given their consent.

We would like to point out that the legal basis for the consent is Article 6(1)(a) and Article 7 GDPR; the legal basis for the processing for the fulfillment of our services and implementation of contractual measures is Article 6(1) lit. b. GDPR; the legal basis for processing to fulfill our legal obligations is Article 6(1)(c) GDPR; and the legal basis for processing to protect our legitimate interests is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

§6 Disclosure of data to third parties and third-party providers

Data is only disclosed to third parties within the framework of legal requirements. We only disclose users’ data to third parties if this is necessary, for example, on the basis of Article 6(1)(b) GDPR for contractual purposes or on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR in an economic and effective business operation.

Where we use subcontractors to provide our services, we take appropriate legal precautions and corresponding technical and organizational measures to ensure the protection of personal data in accordance with relevant legal requirements.

When content, tools, or other means from other providers (hereinafter collectively referred to as “third party providers”) are used within the scope of this privacy policy and their named registered office is located in a third country, it is to be assumed that a data transfer takes place to the third party providers’ countries of domicile. Third countries are countries in which the GDPR is not directly applicable law, i.e. countries outside the EU or the European Economic Area. The transfer of data to third countries takes place either if there is an adequate level of data protection, user consent or otherwise legal permission.

§7 Collection of general information

With each access to the information about the services and company information offered by Samsung SDI Battery Systems GmbH, we or the web space provider automatically collect information (also referred to as server log files).

If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data: 

(1) information about the browser type and version used,

(2) the operating system used by the accessing system,

(3) the Internet page from which an accessing system arrives at the website (so-called referrer),

(4) the sub-websites which are accessed via an accessing system to the website,

(5) the date and time of an access to the website,

(6) an Internet protocol address (IP address),

(7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and

(8) other similar data and information that serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, Samsung SDI does not draw any conclusions about your person. Rather, this information is required in order to

(1) to deliver the contents of our website correctly,

(2) to ensure the permanent functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website.

Therefore, the anonymously collected data and information will be evaluated statistically, on the one hand, and on the other hand, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security, in order to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from any personal data provided by a data subject.

§8 Use of cookies

In addition to the data already mentioned, cookies are stored on your computer when you use the website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive associated with the browser you are using and through which the entity that sets the cookie (in this case, Samsung SDI) receives certain information. Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer more user-friendly and effective overall.

They contain information about the browser, the IP address, the operating system and the Internet connection. We do not pass this data on to third parties or link it to personal data without their consent.

This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:

Necessary cookies (transient cookies) help make a website usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. Necessary cookies are transient cookies, which are deleted automatically, when you close the browser. These include, in particular, session cookies. They store a so-called session-ID, with witch various requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session. This allows your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.

Marketing cookies (persistent cookies) help website owners understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Marketing cookies are persistent cookies and are automatically deleted after a specified duration, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.

You can configure your browser settings according to your preferences and, for example, refuse to accept third party cookies or all cookies. To do this, you must change the corresponding settings in the browser. Please use the help function of your browser to find out how to disable cookies. However, we would like to point out that this may impair some of the functions and reduce user comfort. The pages (Europe) and (USA) allow you to manage online ad cookies.

§9 Matomo

Our website uses Matomo, an open-source application/web analysis service software for the statistical evaluation of user accesses. Matomo uses cookies. The information generated by the use of this website (cookies) is transmitted to the web server of Samsung SDI Battery Systems GmbH and stored for usage analysis purposes and is not passed on to third parties. You can prevent the installation of cookies anytime by setting your web browser or reject the use of cookies through the cookie banner when visiting the website as they are not necessary cookies.

You can find further information under

§10 Borlabs (Cookie Consent)

Our website uses BorlabsCookie, which is, among other things, a tool for storing your cookie consent. The service provider is the German company Borlabs - Benjamin A. Bornschein, Rübenkamp 32, 22305 Hamburg, Germany. You can find out more about the data processed through the use of BorlabsCookie in the Privacy Policy at

§11 Data economy

If the purpose of the collected information no longer applies or the retention period ends, we block or delete the data. In accordance with the principles of the data avoidance and data economy, we only store personal data for as long as it is necessary or prescribed by law (statutory storage period). If the purpose of the information collected no longer applies or the storage period ends, we will block or delete the data.

§12 Your rights

Basically, you have the right for information, correction, deletion, restriction, data portability, revocation and objection regarding your stored data (see European General Data Protection Regulation, Articles 12-23). 

You can request information about which personal data of which origin are stored about you and for what purpose.

You have a right to have your personal data corrected if it proves to be inaccurate. Likewise, you may request the completion of incomplete personal data.

You are entitled to request the deletion of your personal data, provided that the legal basis for processing the data is missing or has ceased to exist. The same applies in the event that the purpose of the data processing has ceased to exist due to the passage of time or for other reasons. Existing retention obligations and interests worthy of protection that conflict with deletion must be observed.

Under certain circumstances, you may request the restriction of the processing of personal data. Exceptions include the existence of consent, legal claims, or a public interest.

In principle, you have the right to receive your personal data that you have provided to Samsung SDI in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, provided that the processing is based on consent or a contract (right to data portability).

You have a fundamental right to object to the processing of your data, which must be taken into account if your interest worthy of protection due to a special personal situation outweighs the interest in the processing. This does not apply if a legal provision obliges to carry out the processing.

Exceptions: It is the mandatory data storage for business processing or the data is subject to the legal obligation to retain.

For these purposes, please contact 

In order to be able to take a data block into account at any time, it is necessary to keep the data in a blocking file for control purposes. If there is no legal archiving obligation, you can also request the deletion of the data. Otherwise, we will block the data if you so wish.

Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection authority against the processing of your personal data if you believe that we are not processing your data lawfully.

§13 Provisions of contractual services

We process data about the user (e.g., names and addresses as well as contact data of users) and contractual data (e.g., services used, names of contact people, payment information) for the purpose of fulfilling our contractual obligations and providing our services pursuant to Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR.

Within the scope of registrations (e.g. webinars) and renewed registration as well as the use of our online services, we store the necessary contact data. The legal basis for storage is our legitimate interest and the legitimate inters of users in protection from misuse and other unauthorized use. Such data will not be disclosed to third parties unless this is necessary for the exercise of our rights or we have a legal obligation to do so pursuant to Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR.

§14 Contact

When a user contacts us (by using the contact form or by e-mail), the user’s details are processed to allow us to process the enquiry pursuant to Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR. The user’s details can be stored in a customer relationship management system (“CRM system”).

We delete the requests if they are no longer necessary. We review the necessity every two years; furthermore, the legal archiving obligations apply.

§15 Applications

Even if you send an application to Samsung SDI Battery Systems GmbH, this company, as the responsible body, will process your personal data. The provision of this data is necessary for the application process. You are entitled to all rights according to GDPR chapter 3, as described in the further course of this declaration.

§16 Legal basis

We process the personal data you provide for the purpose of initiating and processing an application procedure in order to fulfill a pre-contractual relationship (Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, possibly in conjunction with Art. 9(2)(b) GDPR) resulting from your application request. If further data processing takes place beyond the processing for handling the application procedure, their legal basis will be listed separately. If further data processing takes place in addition to the processing for handling the application procedure, their legal bases are listed separately.

§17 Application procedure

Our application process is primarily handled by e-mail. The application documents submitted in the course of an application usually include the following items:

(a) Information about your motivations and reasons for applying

(b) Excerpt of your qualifications and education

(c) Structured curriculum vitae

(d) Evidence or copies of selected certificates and/or diplomas

You determine the specific scope of the documents. Samsung SDI Battery Systems GmbH only requests data that is necessary for the application process. If we invite you to a personal interview in the course of an application process, personal data will also be collected in this context. This includes primary information such as personal interests or more detailed information about your professional ideas or qualifications.

§18 Disclosure of application data

As an applicant, the data you provide in this context will be passed on within the organization to those persons who are involved in the application process. This includes employees of our HR department, subject matter experts and potential supervisors.

SDIBS may use processors to evaluate your professional expertise. We will inform you about the specific processors prior to any data transfer so that you can review their specific privacy notices and consent to the processing.

§19 Retention and record keeping

If you conclude an employment contract with us, we will retain your application data for the duration of the employment relationship and in accordance with the applicable retention periods.

If no employment contract is concluded, we will retain your data for a further 6 months (e.g. Section15 Austrian Federal Equal Treatment Act (Gleichbehandlungsgesetz, GlBG)). If you would like to be informed about vacancies in the future (record keeping), you can give us your demonstrable consent for this separately.

§20 Supplier portal

We process personal data relating to our suppliers for the purpose of contract performance pursuant to Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR and/or on the basis of consent granted pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures (e.g. in the context of the preparation and negotiation of offers).

The legislator has enacted a large number of retention periods, which we observe with the utmost care and seek advice in order to comply with these obligations. As a general rule, we will only store your personal data for as long as this is permitted by the defined purpose or as required by law for reasons of proof. Should we wish to store your data for a longer period of time as described above, we would ask you to release us from this obligation within the framework of voluntary declaration of consent.

§21 Technical and organizational security measures

We take organizational, contractual and technical security measures in accordance with the state of the art to ensure that the provisions of data protection laws are complied with and thus to protect the data processed by us against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against access by unauthorized persons.

§22 No liability for linked partner offers

Furthermore, we work with various partners who offer Internet sites and services that are accessible through our sites. These partners usually have their own privacy policies or statements. We also assume no responsibility or liability for these policies and statements that are not related to Samsung SDI Battery Systems GmbH.

§23 Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to change the privacy policy in order to adapt to changed legal situations. This also applies in the event that the data protection declaration has to be adapted due to new or revised services. The new data protection policy will then apply the next time you visit our website.

Users should check the content of the privacy policy on a regular basis.